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Who is Included in a Cardiac Rehab Team?

by Dr. Rajesh Vedanthan, Cardiology Expert
June 03, 2016

Question: Who is included in a cardiac rehab team?

Answer: Cardiac rehabilitation is a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary program of exercise, education, and behavior modification. So the team also consists of professionals from many disciplines. In general, the team is led by a physician, but can also include a nurse, exercise physiologist/physical therapist, dietitian/nutritionist, and psychiatrist/psychologist.

Dr. Rajesh Vedanthan is Associate Professor in Medicine (Cardiology) at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His area of research interest is global cardiology, global health delivery, capacity-building, and the intersection of health and development. He is also Associate Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Mount Sinai.

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